Tunisia receives donation of anticovid vaccines sent by China | News
The Government of Tunisia received this Friday a donation of 1,500,000 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 delivered by China, a country that has collaborated at various times by sending medical supplies to the North African nation.
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The medical shipment arrived at El Aouina airport, in the capital of Tunisia, and was received by the local Minister of Health, Ali Mrabet, and the Chinese ambassador to the Arab country, Zhang Jianguo.
The Minister of Health valued China’s shipment and thanked him for his support in confronting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. “Tunisia thanks China for all the support provided. We thank the Chinese ambassador in Tunisia. We thank the leadership of China and its people for their solidarity,” the official said.
The head of the health portfolio added that “we have been able to overcome the health crisis and fight the pandemic” as a result of Chinese collaboration. “Tunisia and China will always be friends,” Mrabet said.
The Chinese ambassador Zhang Jianguo, for his part, said that he will remain at the side of the Tunisians to accompany them in their development in all sectors, including public health.
On March 25, 2021, the first batch of vaccines sent by the Asian country arrived in the African nation. China is the first country to offer vaccines to the population of Tunisia for inoculation against the coronavirus.